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adjective 
  1. Referring to a type of analysis in which different works are compared and contrasted.
After finishing his reading of the leaders' speeches, he wrote an essay comparing the language used by Reagan, Carter, Gorbachev, and Qaddafi.
Etymology: Coined by w:Mortimer Adler, Mortimer Adler in "w:How to Read a Book, How to Read a Book". Derived from the term SyntopiconĂ‚, a two-volume topical guide published as part of the Great Books of the Western World series.


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